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Music / Re: KISS (The Replacement Lineup) - Discography
« on: September 19, 2018, 09:44:28 pm »
KISS Announces Their Breakup + Farewell Tour | Rock Feed


DVD's & Blu-rays / Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018)
« on: September 19, 2018, 06:40:38 pm »
Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018)
3 Stars out of 5


Borg Vs. McEnroe kind of follows the same format as Battle of the Sexes in how they go about telling another iconic Tennis Match. Where Sexes failed, Borg V Mac get's it right due in large part to a compelling backstory told in flashbacks. On the surface, you automatically think that this movie is about McEnroe. It's not. This is all about Borg and the lengths he goes to to become the best player in the world. Mac is more or less a side character here. I love how they set up and then ultimately play out the match. If you don't have any idea of who wins, you will absolutely be on pins and needles the entire time, which I was because I totally forgot who won in the end. So, that was kind of cool to not remember the outcome and get to experience this match again. With that said, the movie isn't perfect, but it's definitely worth a Rent.

Now Playing: Movies / Captain Marvel (2019)
« on: September 19, 2018, 06:32:53 am »
Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel - Official Trailer

Captain Marvel is the one that I've been very interested in for a while now. With Wonder Woman kicking down the door for female-led superhero movies that actually succeed both financially and critically, I have my eyes on Captain Marvel to continue the momentum. And since it's in the MCU, I fully expect this to dominate at the box office and the trailer gives me a lot of confidence it will do exactly that. Great treat to see both Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg popping up in the trailer in their respective roles as Nick Fury and Agent Coulsen. Come on, that didn't make you geek out just a little bit? Brie Larson's career is about to go into a whole new level for sure.

Music / Re: Record This! (The Home and Pro Recording Studio Thread)
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:21:39 pm »
Setting up a PC as an amp simulator (updated)

An older vid, but still worth checking out. Very simply, but informative.

Music / Re: The Beatles - Discography
« on: September 18, 2018, 08:10:01 pm »
Paul McCartney - Fuh You

I dig the song. It's really good. Super catchy. But, what's up with the Song Title? Is he purposely censoring himself? Is it suppose to be tongue-in-cheek? Everyone is going to sing it the way it's intended to be sung and I don't mean 'Fuh' either. Kind of reminds me of Cee Lo and his F*ck You song and the radio friendly Forget You song. No, I know there isn't an uncensored version of Fuh You out there. Paul would never go there. Anyway, check out the song if you haven't already done so.

DVD's & Blu-rays / Tomb Raider (2018)
« on: September 15, 2018, 05:14:22 am »
Tomb Raider (2018)
3 Stars out of 5


Tomb Raider was a movie I had high hopes for in large part because of the current Reboot of the game series. I really thought THIS would be the movie that finally got it right when it came to video game to movie translation. Sadly this continues the tradition of underwhelming performances. Granted, Tomb Raider isn't bad. It's just a decent flick for what it is. My issue is that I thought this was going to be a literally translation from the Reboot Game (it's not). It takes some things from Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider and then just makes up a completely different narrative. They get the tone and look right, but not much else. I think the biggest problem is how little respect the writer and director showed to what Tomb Raider is all about: Solving Tomb Puzzles! Furthermore, they took way to long getting there. Even worse is that once we get there, it's just a couple of Puzzle solving scenes and then that's it. This is what is at the core of the game and it should have been what drove the final hour of the movie. As the movie wore down, I kept saying to myself, "there is no way a sequel is getting green-lit in spite of all the seeds they are laying down regarding Trinity". If they move forward, they need to bring in a different team that actually uses the game as it's blueprint. Not just "inspired by". As for Alicia Vikander, I actually like her as Lara Croft. I just wished they took the script more seriously to give her something to work with. Worth a Rent on a rainy day. Nothing more.

Off-Topic / Re: Politics
« on: September 14, 2018, 08:01:56 pm »
Paul Manafort FINALLY flips today. Bout f*cking time!

Rihanna Bubble Dance - ‫ Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

The movie sucks, but at least it did give us this gem.

DVD's & Blu-rays / Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
« on: September 12, 2018, 07:15:56 pm »
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
2 Stars out of 5


Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets had me for 10 minutes at the start of the movie. I was watching the "Pale version of Avatar" and was kind of digging it for that very reason. In my head, in spite of wide swath of bad reviews, was in this. And then........the two main characters of Valérian and Laureline came in and took me completely out of the movie to the point that I kept starting and stopping the movie all day long. I have no idea about the comics that this was spawned from, but from a movie and story point of view....these two characters are completely irrelevant, even if they have to be the ones to save the inhabitants of Mül. If you want cardboard cutouts, they are the ones for you. The story itself was bland and at times extremely convoluted given how it jumps from one new character to the next without really giving much backstory of what's happening in the moment. Honestly, the entire movie....or at least the first movie should have been centered entirely around Mül and maybe in the sequel pick up with this two characters. I found the CGI characters to have more emotion then the two Human actors. Great eye candy. Looks and sounds amazing. But that's all this is. Beyond boring. I will never watch this one again. Skip. I'm not disappointed in the movie, because I knew exactly what this would be when I first saw the trailer.

Off-Topic / Re: Happy Birthday Me!!!!
« on: September 11, 2018, 07:03:56 pm »
Thanks my good Man!

DVD's & Blu-rays / The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
« on: September 11, 2018, 09:26:06 am »
The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
4 Stars out of 5


The Hitman's Bodyguard is a love it or hate it affair. I don't know either the Director or the Writer, but it's clear they are drawing from their favorite action adventure films from the past and the movie does come off as a bit cliched. It's a been there, done that movie. So most are going to criticized the film for that reason alone. I on the other hand found the movie to be very entertaining from start to finish. The one thing I think this improves on in the "cliche" department is just how much humor is interjected into it. This is not a comedy, but it's damn funny and that's in large part to the chemistry between Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson who play off each other to perfection. Watching Hitman's Bodyguard, I was noticing a handful of mini reunion's throughout. Sam Jackson and Gary Oldman in particular. It only took 25 years, but Sam exacted his revenge on "Drexl". The other "reunion" of sorts was Salma Hayek and Joaquim de Almeida, although they never share screen time in this one. Anyway, yeah, highly recommend checking out this movie. Glad to hear there is a sequel in the works.

September 11...y Bday movie.  ;D

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